Quality Verification Services: New Pricing Fees Explained

…ional component to the original product. Information about PAYG testing is available in the Quality Assurance for Pay As You Go (PAYG) Energy Systems Policy on the VeraSol website. Additional Fees per New Product Family This fee applies when a new product family is created. The fee covers the cost of calculating the Daily Energy Service in Wh/day for up to three kits in the family. Additional fees are charged per additional Daily Energy Service Ca…

Blog | Lighting Nigeria:Tackling Energy Poverty Despite Covid-19

By Allwell Nwankwo Program Manager, Lighting Africa/Nigeria The program has deployed integrated consumer education campaigns that have reached over 70 million people Access to energy – or the lack of it – significantly impacts an individual’s ability to live above the poverty line. Basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, education, and finance are all adversely impacted by energy poverty and its limitations on a community. Energy poverty make…

2020 H1 SALES REPORT | COVID-19 Drives 26% Drop in Sales

…stry Performance By Koen Peters, Executive Director and Silvia Francioso, Database Specialist for GOGLA This post originally appeared on the GOGLA blog During the COVID-19 crisis, the off-grid solar (OGS) industry demonstrated its importance in providing essential energy access for millions of households and businesses in developing countries. Like almost all industries, however, the OGS sector has also been badly hit by COVID-19. The first half o…

Path to Profitability

…ment and implementation of plan towards achieving profitability. P2P is an adaptable framework that evaluates how hidden costs and inefficiencies in sales-channel management ultimately impact commercial returns. KEY STAGES OF THE P2P FRAMEWORK P2P is a unique framework and methodology to bottom-up analysis for operational mapping and related financial considerations. The core of this work centers on carving out the retail / branch level unit as th…

The Chinese Edition of IEC Standards Released

…role in further promoting the use of IEC off-grid quality standards in China and align manufacturers with the regulatory requirements in a growing number of countries in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia,” said Itotia Njagi, head of IFC’s Lighting Global program. “These standards will help Chinese manufacturers produce products that meet international standards and by extension accelerate the growth of off-grid markets that are yearning for energy solut…

Reuters | Solar keeps lights, phones on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

…ng to buy kerosene if I had not installed this solar unit.” With extreme weather and the economic impact of COVID-19 plunging many Kenyans into darkness, alternative energy sources are increasingly important – even for families connected to the grid, said Pamela Mukami Njeru, a community health volunteer in the central Mt. Kenya region. One in four Kenyans – mostly in rural areas – do not have access to electricity. Those who do face high costs an…

PRESS RELEASE | 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

…rowing consumer demand for appliances and back-up systems. “This report is another confirmation of the significant impact off-grid solar has already achieved, and the massive opportunity that remains going forward,” said Koen Peters, Executive Director of GOGLA. “The Market Trends Report shares details on where we stand, and where we should be heading next.” The report summary of the biennial flagship report, which is published by the World Bank G…

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…lion people will remain without access in 2030, 85 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of those living without modern energy services rely on kerosene, candles, battery torches, or other fossil fuel-powered technologies for lighting. These traditional solutions are expensive, harmful to health, hazardous and polluting. They resign the poorest people on the planet to a life of energy poverty, which constrains economic development an…

Product Testing Data

…May 2020 AEG International GoSol Firefly 12 Results expired Jul 2018 All Weather Solar Technology Co. Solar Lantern Results expired Jul 2018 Anji DaSol Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. Solar Lamp Results expired Apr 2019 Azuri Technologies, Ltd 10W Quad Solar Home System Results expired Apr 2020 Azuri Technologies, Ltd 15W Quad 600 Results expired and product is no longer in production Jan 2019 Azuri Technologies, Ltd Indigo Duo Solar H…

IEC adopts Lighting Global Quality Standards

By Natalie Mouyal, 26 June 2020 This story originally appeared on the International Electrotechnical Commission Blog   Access to affordable and reliable energy is a basic need. Not only is it one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations in its framework for building a better world by 2030, but also a vital tool for achieving all SDGs. Yet, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global estimates that over 700 millio…